Rebecca Marks: Co-Founder of Scarlett Entertainment
Biggest professional achievement to date?
Setting up Scarlett Entertainment with no investment and growing the company to £6m turnover with 50 staff over the past eight years. It has been a challenging time but I am most proud of growing the company to what it is today, particularly with growing our amazing team of creative and ambitious professionals.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment?
Winning the Best Entertainment Production at the Middle East Event Awards. This was a huge moment for our agency because we started off as a small Devon based entertainment company. To win an award in Dubai was a huge achievement and was the driving factor for us wanting to expand in the Middle East region.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni?
Get as much work experience as you can and network to make contacts. Surround yourself with positive and driven people that will help you to move forward and achieve your goals.
I am a big believer of enjoying what you do and getting satisfaction from your work. I also believe that people shouldn’t settle with what they currently have because it is easy.
‘Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it’
Video From The Celebration
100 Most Influential Women 2018
Grow Exeter Magazine launched the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in Exeter and the region in December 2017 and we received around 500 nominations for influential women from all walks of life; our panel was spoilt for choice and hard-pressed to select only 100 from the talented nominees that they viewed. The Launch of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ awards in 2018 has perhaps even more value than in any other year as it was just 100 years ago that the first woman was granted the right to vote in the UK.
Women have truly shown that they can shine in any environment, whether that be in the boardroom, teaching our children, climbing mountains, navigating uncharted waters, they can do anything that they set their mind to and we can’t wait to celebrate our own talented 100.
Honouring women in our March edition of Grow Exeter fell in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists have each been featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March and April so keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for their stories.
A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the #100WomenExeter, you are all amazing!